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Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu!

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Though it is much older, the first recorded use was in the [[Battle of the Hornburg]]:  
 
Though it is much older, the first recorded use was in the [[Battle of the Hornburg]]:  
  
<blockquote>''But a [[Gimli|small dark figure]] that none had observed sprang out of the shadows and gave a hoarse shout: ''Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu!'' An axe swung and swept back. Two Orcs fell headless. The rest fled.'' <sup>[[#References|1]]</sup></blockquote>
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<blockquote>''But a [[Gimli|small dark figure]] that none had observed sprang out of the shadows and gave a hoarse shout: ''Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu!'' An axe swung and swept back. Two Orcs fell headless. The rest fled.'' {{ref|1}}</blockquote>
  
Later, Gimli gives some variations on the battle-cry: ''Khazâd! Khazâd!'' and ''Khazâd ai-mênu!''. The cry is translated "Axes of the Dwarves! The Dwarves are upon you!"<sup>[[#References|2]]</sup>.
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Later, Gimli gave some variations on the battle-cry: ''Khazâd! Khazâd!'' and ''Khazâd ai-mênu!''. The cry is translated "Axes of the Dwarves! The Dwarves are upon you!"{{ref|2}}.
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==Appearances in adaptations==
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[[Image:The Hobbit (2003) Balfor Baruk-Khazâd.JPG|thumb|250px||Balfor in the video game ''[[The Hobbit (2003 video game)|The Hobbit]]'']]
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In the [[1968]] [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|radio series]] of ''[[The Hobbit]]'', [[Thorin Oakenshield]] shouts "Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu!" at the [[Battle of Five Armies]].
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In the [[1981]] [[The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series)|radio series]] of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', [[Gimli]] simply yells "Khazâd! Khazâd!" in the seventh chapter, "The King of the Golden Hall".
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Despite the movie's use of [[Khuzdul]] lines{{ref|3}}, ''[[Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings]]'' does not use this battlecry.
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In the [[2003]] [[The Hobbit (2003 video game)|video game]] of ''The Hobbit'', the Dwarf Balfor shouts "Baruk-Khazâd" upon his release in the level "Riddles in the Dark".
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
# [[The Two Towers]], [[Helm's Deep (chapter)|Helm's Deep]]
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# {{note|1}} [[The Two Towers]], [[Helm's Deep (chapter)|Helm's Deep]]
# [[Appendix F]], I: The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age; Of Dwarves
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# {{note|2}} [[Appendix F]], I: The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age; Of Dwarves
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# {{note|3}} "[http://www.elvish.org/gwaith/movie_fotr.htm#gimli Movie Dialogs]" by [[Ryszard Derdzinski]], ''[http://elvish.org/gwaith/movie.htm Gwaith i-Phethdain]''.
  
 
[[Category: Khuzdul words]]
 
[[Category: Khuzdul words]]
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[[Category:Battle-cries]]

Revision as of 09:54, 29 June 2008

Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu! was a Khuzdul battlecry.

Though it is much older, the first recorded use was in the Battle of the Hornburg:

But a small dark figure that none had observed sprang out of the shadows and gave a hoarse shout: Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu! An axe swung and swept back. Two Orcs fell headless. The rest fled. Template:Ref

Later, Gimli gave some variations on the battle-cry: Khazâd! Khazâd! and Khazâd ai-mênu!. The cry is translated "Axes of the Dwarves! The Dwarves are upon you!"Template:Ref.

Appearances in adaptations

Balfor in the video game The Hobbit

In the 1968 radio series of The Hobbit, Thorin Oakenshield shouts "Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu!" at the Battle of Five Armies.

In the 1981 radio series of The Lord of the Rings, Gimli simply yells "Khazâd! Khazâd!" in the seventh chapter, "The King of the Golden Hall".

Despite the movie's use of Khuzdul linesTemplate:Ref, Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings does not use this battlecry.

In the 2003 video game of The Hobbit, the Dwarf Balfor shouts "Baruk-Khazâd" upon his release in the level "Riddles in the Dark".

References

  1. Template:Note The Two Towers, Helm's Deep
  2. Template:Note Appendix F, I: The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age; Of Dwarves
  3. Template:Note "Movie Dialogs" by Ryszard Derdzinski, Gwaith i-Phethdain.